Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Politics, Politics

My wife and I both hate Obama and Clinton.

I hate McCain. She just doesn't like him.

However, she plans to vote for McCain because she so opposes whichever of the other two win the democratic nomination.

She is like many Americans, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we accomplish nothing good via our current party system.

It's a good thing that she has other enduring qualities, lest I should find myself unable to forgive her for such foolishness.

It has been said before, and I'll say it again: The lesser of two evils is still evil. Choose good. Only then can you count yourself absolved of the deluge.

8 comments:

  1. Golf Guy9:17 AM

    Did you vote on the county executive question? If you didn't then you missed the oportunity to choose good visavia voting down a more elobaroate and expensive form of govenment.

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  2. Since I never investigated the issue sufficiently, I deemed it irresponsible of me to vote either way--so I didn't.

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  3. Granted that the lesser of two evils is still an evil... But wouldn't that make it an easier evil to overcome? Small steps in the right direction make the race easier to win. You won't get anywhere if you sit back and let evil flourish unhindered.

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  4. Actually, since the lesser of two evils is more tolerable, people are more apt to accept it and finally embrace it as not evil at all.

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  5. Then they are merely the uneducated voters you proclaim them to be. What I mean is for the people who recognize it as an evil such as yourself to vote for the lesser. And what if the good never shows itself? Then you seem to condemn yourself to evil whether it lesser or stronger. When Odysseus had to choose between the whirlpool or Skylla he didn't throw his hands up and say, "Well they both suck so I'm just going to stay right here until they both change by themselves."

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  6. Odysseus didn't buddy up to Skylla or Kharybdis, which is what you're suggesting. He put on his armor and fought. He didn't ally with either one.

    Bad example.

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  7. I agree with Aristos. In this country, not voting for either major party sends a stronger message than voting for one instead of the other. Both parties nominate candidates for every election, whether they win it or not. It would be neat if an election did not count if the majority of voting-age adults refused to pick any of the candidates. That would make more sense.

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  8. It would send a great message but for some reason I don't see your average American (The uneducated voter mind you) realizing that candidates are "Evil" and then refusing to vote.

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